The German military folding shovel is actually what the military refers to as an entrenching tool. Entrenching tools are known to have existed as early as Julius Caesar and the Roman Legion and were prevalent throughout the Napoleonic Wars, where siege operations were commonplace. During World War I, entrenching tools began to take on their more modern design as trench warfare rose to prominence.
Today, entrenching tools are produced with much more sophisticated designs as compared to their predecessors. Many components have been modified including the handles and folding design. Several have been fitted with picks or bayonets and are often used as weapons. Many units are even trained in combat with their entrenching tool.
As noted, each German military folding shovel offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic piece of German military surplus. They were originally designed for and used by members of the German Bundeswehr, the unified armed forces of Germany, which consists of an army, navy, air force, joint support services and central medical services. Each shovel remains in very good, serviceable condition but will show signs of usage as they were previously issued. Throw on a fresh coat of paint, however, and they will look nearly as good as they day they were produced.
Featuring a solid steel construction that is mounted on a sturdy wooden handle, the German military folding shovel is built to last. As one of the more practical items sold in the web store, the shovel, which measures approximately 17 inches when folded and 24 inches when fully extended, is capable of being locked into three different positions via a spring lock: 0 degrees, 90 degrees and 180 degrees. It also features a folding pick that can be employed for a variety of breeching operations.
The benefits of purchasing the German military folding shovel are more than obvious. Its compact size makes it a must-have item for any survival or winter weather preparedness kit. You might also consider the shovel for:
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